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Issued at 27/06/2015 7:04am. Valid till 30/06/2015 6pm

Queenstown

Mountain
Current avalanche advisory
High Alpine

Above 2000 meters

Alpine

1000 to 2000 meters

Sub Alpine

Below 1000 meters

Avalanche Danger Scale
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Primary Avalanche Danger

Dangerous Aspects
high
Danger Rose
2
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
indicator
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Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
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Largest
Small
Trend
indicator
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Increasing
No change
Decreasing
Time of day
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Time of day
All day
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
Warmer temperatures over the past 24 hrs has helped to consolidated the snowpack, new snow has covered the hard breakable crust at most elevations. In general the snowpack is stable, however areas of wind-slab will developed on NE to S aspects. Use caution entering steep terrain on these aspects over the next 48 hrs. Watch mid level roll overs, be aware of terrain traps where large quantities of snow may gather.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No new activity has been observed over the past few days. Some small avalanche events on aspects lee to the S to SW had been noted earlier in the week. Please be aware that observations are still limited at present.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
A dusting of new snow with more in the coming days. Underlying this new snow is a hard breakable crust at most elevations and on all aspects. We are in for a period of unsettled weather over the coming days. Avalanche conditions may change rapidly with winds forecast to reach gale force on Sunday. Be prepared to change plans to suit the conditions. Backcountry snow information is still limited at present, having said that, the combination of new snow and wind should have everyone on high alert. If in doubt of a slopes stability, choose a more conservative route.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
A series of active fronts will be crossing the region in the coming days. The freezing level steady at around 1100 m with snow flurries down as low as 700 m. Winds will turn W to NW and increase in strength, reaching Gale force during Sunday.


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Forecast by Chris Cochrane

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